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VC06   Robert James Loyd-Lindsay

BORN  17 April 1832

DIED   10 June 1901  AGE   69

VC Won 20 September 1854  AGE 22

Place VC Won  Battle of the Alma & Inkerman, Crimea

War/Campaign  Crimean War

Name   Robert James Loyd-Lindsay   No.              

VC Issue No.   6   Awards   VC   KCB

Regiment   Scots (Fusilier) Guards


Now   Scots Guards

Rank VC Won   Captain

Rank End Of Career   Brigadier-General

Place Of Birth   Balcarres, Fife, Scotland

Place Of Death   Lockinge House, Lockinge, near Wantage, Oxfordshire, England

Buried/Location Ashes  Holy Trinity Churchyard, Well Street, Ardington, near Wantage, Oxfordshire, England


Date Buried/Cremated        

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   Vault inside church

Gazetted 24 February 1857

VC Presented   26 June 1857 by Queen Victoria at Hyde Park, London, England


P  Headstone Ardington churchyard, near Wantage, Oxfordshire

Plaque at Lockinge Church, Lockinge, near Wantage, Oxfordshire

P  Memorial bench, Ardington, near Wantage, Oxfordshire

Bust at Wantage Library, Wantage, Oxfordshire

Oil painting at King Alfred School, Wantage, Oxfordshire

P  Memorial cross on the Ridgeway Path, near Lockinge, Oxfordshire

P  Name on “For Valour” memorial, in the cloister, Eton College, Windsor

P  Church pulpit dedicated and named to Lord Wantage, All Saints Church, Sutton Courtenay, Oxfordshire

Memorial plaque, St Michael The Archangel, Church Lane East, Aldershot, Hamphire

By The Way…

Later Lord Wantage

Loyd-Lindsay Masonic Lodge (No. 3058) named in his honour 1904, Wantage, Berkshire

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VC 5 VC 7

Serving as captain in the Scots Fusilier Guards he rallied his men under furious fire at the battle of Alma, then at the battle of Inkerman he led the charge against a large number of the enemy.

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VC 7
Crimean War